Strategy Service Yields Mobile Roadmap for Electronics Retailer

Strategy Service Yields Mobile Roadmap for Electronics Retailer

Best Buy enlists Cisco Services to validate mobile network, taking its 'work anywhere' initiative to next level.

Best Buy enlists Cisco Services to validate mobile network, taking its "work anywhere" initiative to next level.

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Thanks to the workshop discussions, the post-workshop recommendations, and the high-level architectural view of our network that Cisco Services provided, we're now talking about how this technology can help us scale our BYOD environment to accommodate a greater mix of employees, contractors, and even partners.
- Michael McDonald, Senior Director, Network and Infrastructure Services, Best Buy

Challenge

Meet the growing demand from employees to bring their own devices to work while managing capacity and security.

  • Validate current BYOD (bring-your-own-device) environment and drive efforts to expand it
  • Strengthen security of mobile network
  • Create IT strategy for expanding Best Buy's mobility initiatives

Solution

Validate their current architecture and plan for future expansion.

  • Engage Cisco Architecture Strategy Services
  • Work with Cisco Services to develop BYOD roadmap
  • Develop role-based access controls to improve network security

Results

Gained competitive advantage while creating scalable architecture for the future and demonstrating the value of BYOD.

  • Used independent audit to demonstrate strength, value of BYOD environment
  • Road-mapped environment that can scale to accommodate Best Buy's growth
  • Gained competitive edge with flexible workplace that encourages employee productivity

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